USMC Tank Medevac Cover Fire Hue TET 68
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This tank was about 40 yards ahead of us parked in front of a Citadel gate leading from the palace grounds and across a moat bridge to the business district along the Perfume River. The tank was taking rocket fire from the Palace while providing Lima 3/5 with cover fire during the assault on the Thoung Thu Gate. They were firing rokets from a second floor window. The window was dark, then suddenly lit up as the rocket fired. You could see it coming out the window at the tank. I fired my M79 at the window but was unable to put a round through the window. Too far. This happened moments after Falk and Allison were KIA. This tank crew had big ones. I saw the tank hit at least twice and they stayed put covering our butts. -Submitted by: Dennis Freed [firstname.lastname@example.org] 2009-02-18
This is either Yankee 5-1 or Yankee 5-2. One of the two H&S Co, 3rd Tank Bn gun tanks that got caught up in the early fight to free the city of Hue during Tet of 1968. Semper Fidelis, John Wear Sgt 3rd Tanks RVN 1968 - 1969 New Hope, PA -Submitted by: John Wear [email@example.com] 2007-09-23